10 most difficult melee weapons riddles A list of melee weapons related questions that are most often answered incorrectly Sport quiz What was the typical weight of a longsword?From 1,2 to 1,6 kg. A longsword is a type of European sword characterized as having a cruciform hilt with a grip for two-handed use , a straight double-edged blade of around 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in), and weighing approximately 1,2 to 1,6 kg . very hard 23% from 18 to 20 kgfrom 18 to 20 kg28%from 5 to 7 kgfrom 5 to 7 kg36%from 3 to 4 kgfrom 3 to 4 kg10%from 1,2 to 1,6 kgfrom 1,2 to 1,6 kg23%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 3697 answers in 2 languages »history of Europe riddles » Which weapon was formerly used in Europe at the fencing sparrings?Foil with its stipulated rules (such as priority of attack) was the only weapon used at sparrings. At the same time, in real duels an épée was used, and no such rules were observed. Hence, an experienced fencer could lose his life to a relatively weak opponent.very hard 30% épéeépée30%foilfoil30%sabresabre13%rapierrapier25%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 8448 answers in 2 languages »fencing riddles » For which fencing weapon this type of grip is not used?Sabre. French grip optimize hitting with the point of the sword (a 'thrust'), which is the only way to score a touch with a foil or épée. In sabre this grip would be uncomfortable, as cuts are used.very hard 30% sabresabre30%foilfoil16%épéeépée13%it's used in all of themit's used in all of them39%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 6200 answers in 2 languages »sport riddles » Which type of fencing is the most similar to a duel?Épée. As the entire body is legal target, épée looks like a duel the most. In foil and sabre there are a number of stipulated rules and the target is limited. very hard 31% foilfoil18%épéeépée31%sabresabre21%all of themall of them28%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 7301 answers in 2 languages »weapons riddles » What is the shape of blades in fencing weapons?They're all different. Every fencing weapon has a different shape of blade. Épée is triangular, foil is quadrangular and sabre is rectangular.very hard 39% triangulartriangular22%ellipsoidalellipsoidal31%rectangularrectangular7%they're all differentthey're all different39%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 8996 answers in 2 languages »technology riddles » What is the target in foil?Torso. In fencing a target on the weapon used. In foil it's torso without arms or legs, in épée it's entire body and in sabre it's entire body above the waist, except the weapon hand.hard 41% torsotorso41%entire bodyentire body16%entire body above the waistentire body above the waist31%head and hearthead and heart10%Created by: Ninjai. Statistics based on 8458 answers in 2 languages »sport riddles » Which weapon does not match the others?Saber. The saber has a single-edged, curved blade similar to the other listed types of white weapons.However, there is a difference - there is an external arc of the blade in the saber sword. Meanwhile, all the others - see photo - have blades on the inside.hard 51% yataghanyataghan11%falcatafalcata13%sabersaber51%kukrikukri23%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 2185 answers in 2 languages » Which metal or alloy used in the Antiquity is the hardest?Bronze. Though bronze is generally harder than wrought iron, the Bronze Age gave way to the Iron Age. This happened because iron was easier to find and easier to process.average 60% bronzebronze60%wrought ironwrought iron31%coppercopper5%tintin2%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 30185 answers in 2 languages »alloys riddles » What was the name of the short sword used by Roman legionaries?Gladius hispanic. A fully equipped Roman legionary after the reforms of Gaius Marius was armed with a shield (scutum), one or two javelins (pila), a sword (gladius), often a dagger (pugio), and, perhaps in the later empire period, darts (plumbatae). Conventionally, soldiers threw pila to disable the enemy's shields and disrupt enemy formations before engaging in close combat, for which they drew the gladius. A soldier generally led with the shield and thrust with the sword. All gladius types appear to have been suitable for cutting and chopping as well as thrustingaverage 61% PilumPilum13%SpathaSpatha11%Gladius hispanicGladius hispanic61%FalcataFalcata13%Created by: Tschuka . Statistics based on 12268 answers in 2 languages »ancient Rome riddles » What was halberd especially effective against?Mounted cavalry. Halberd was quite verstile in battle, but it was especially effective against cavalry. The hook opposite the axe head was used to pull horsemen to the ground. Its versatility made the halberd a court bodyguard weapon for centuries.average 64% mounted cavalrymounted cavalry64%mobmob14%swordsmenswordsmen17%archersarchers3%Created by: Monica Stiller. Statistics based on 20716 answers in 2 languages »Middle Ages riddles » Play sport quiz and see all the questions.